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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 6 years ago

OUR TOWN: Locals perform in 'Nutcracker,' 'Miracle'


Ormond Beach performers dance, act in holiday shows; Tomoka Christian to hold six Christmas services; and hospice seeks volunteers.


Ormond dancers mark Civic Ballet’s 31st year

Four Ormond Beach dancers performed in the Civic Ballet of Volusia County’s December 8 and 9 production of “The Nutcracker,” at the Peabody Auditorium, a show which marked the group’s 31st anniversary.

All from Ormond Beach, Annalisa Peburn, Alexis Munier, Katya Droznin and Shannon Ruane also dance at the European School of Performing Arts.

Call 671-3462.

Tomoka Christian to hold six Christmas services

Located at 1151 W. Granada Blvd., Tomoka Christian Church will hold six identical services 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 23.

During each service, activities for children, up to age 5, will be offered in the Family Life Center. Tickets for the services are not mandatory, but they can be picked up at the church's lobby, where service invitations are also available.

No services will be held Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Hospice looking for volunteers, for January training

Haven Hospice, at 608 E. Moody Blvd., in Bunnell, is seeking administrative help, as well as at-home patient and caregiver volunteers, in Ormond Beach.

All volunteers must attend a three-hour orientation Jan. 5, as well a seven-hour training seminar Jan. 29.

Call Volunteer Coordinator Laura Zublionis, at 206-9730, or visit

Locals make magic in 'Miracle on 34th Street': Dec. 21

After closing a production of 'The Nutcracker' at the Peabody Auditorium, Ormond Beach residents Karyn and Alaya Ruddy will act in the Dec. 21-23 Daytona Playhouse production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Kathy Thompson, also of Ormond Beach, will direct.

Audience participation is encouraged, for sound effects and Christmas carol singalongs. Santa will also be around after the show for kids.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for guests under 18.

“For our Christmas special, we charge less for tickets as we consider it our gift to the community,” Thompson said.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 2 p.. Sunday.

Call 255-2431.


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